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My ETM Vacuum Setup, Pictures Of It. Built From Scratch.

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Here is my ETM Vaccum Waste Tank and Motor Setup. I Estimate The Total Build Will cost $800 Without Wand, that includes everything, 100 Ft Vacuum hose , 100 ft 3000PSI solution hose, 1800 PSI Pressure Washer As water pump, with Unloader Valve for Pressure Adjustment, and 0 to 1000 PSI pressure gauge (so you know where your pressure is at when you adjust it.) Vaccum tank works great, does not collapse or implode. Suction is Awesome, It is very powerful. The lift is amazing to me for using electric vacuum motors.

With Everything except wand, $800 to build this yourself. Has 4 3 stage vaccum motors, runs off of 3 cords. 2 cords for the 4 vacuum motors and one for the pressure washer pump.


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The Vacuum tank is built out of a thick steel 55 Gallon Drum. Cost me $10 a piece, I bought Two because they were so cheap. I am going to use the Second Drum for my water Tank, Paint The inside with Epoxy Paint, So it doesn't corrode or rust.

I have tried and tried to get this tank to implode, it just doesn't even with full stress on it. The suction power with this setup is amazing!
 

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This thing has extremely Powerful Suction at 100 Ft. I bet it won't be much different at 150' This setup right here isn't all of it. This is just the Vacuum tank and vacuum motors setup. The Pressure Washer, Unloader valve, and Pressure Gauge with Water Tank are not pictured. All together With Solution System and Vacuum your looking at $800. That's with everything except the wand. That's inexpensive and it has the power of a manufactured ETM. for only $800. it has 100 ft of Vacuum hose, and 100 ft of 3000 PSI Solution Hose. It is adjustable from 0 to 1000 PSI and is easily capable of Tile & Grout Cleaning as well. Next project on my To DO list is figuring out how to add a vacuum input to a Surface cleaner, DIY Tile spinner attachment. that would be sweet.
 
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Just in time for tax return season...perfect.
 
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Simple and economical, I like it! When do you think you can get a CFM and life reading?
As soon as I can find someone local that has a gauge. I'm going to use a 1500 psi electric pressure washer and an unloaded valve for pressure adjustment.
 

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Where did you get the unloader valve?
More pics please.

I don;t think you need to worry about epoxy for the water supply right away. I am sure you can find a plastic drum soon at a low price.
 

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Where did you get the unloader valve?
More pics please.
An unloaded valve is used on pressure washers to adjust pressure. I got one off of eBay for $50 it iS 2900 psi max
 

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The way an unloaded valve works is simple. Say you have a 1500 psi pressure washer you want to use for a pump. If you want to clean carpet at 300 psi the unloaded valve diverts the extra pressure back to the fresh water tank.
 

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Suddenly $4,600 for a Mytee ETM seems a little high
 
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Don't let Albert see this....I think $800 will be what he has left after Will gives him $1,000 for the van and he buys a bus ticket home and give the midgets and amputee their cut. He'll be back in business baby!
 

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I don't know if you loose some vacuum or not, but you might improve it at least 5% of performance how? First the 90* elbow coming from the tank, if you can put the vacuum motor in there, it would be great, then the second pair of motor ou can do it closer, also you don;t need cuff attached to the motors, just the hoses and a clamp just in case. I am pretty sure, it will improve some. Sorry to take the liberty to say that, but I didn;t want to ask and then post.
Anyway, really good job, and a lot cheaper.
 

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I still have my super drum as well no implosion. 14.5 hg lift.

http://www.truckmountforums.com/threads/etm-budget-build.35452/

I started with parallel setup too. CFM dropped like a rock with 100' of hose. Lift was weak.
Then I put inline booster, better.
Then tried 2x2 set up. 2- 8.4's with 2-2 stage motors in series. Best of both worlds.
Now onto installing into my ambulance with on board generator!

Don't let the haters stop you!